Breakfast, lunch (home-made food self-service, done in stove to the firewood, salad with vegetables of our vegetable garden and home-made desserts), own parking, dressing room with hot water, transport restaurant / it embarks, rafting / it disembarks at the Restaurante Hotel Fazenda.
OBS: All of the equipments: boats, oars, vests, helmets belong to the last generation for practices the rafting.
Specifications of the equipments: Boats inflated - it marks NRS 12, 14 and 16 feet, year and model 2003, American production Self Bailer (solemnity esvaziante)
Oars CARLISLE USES
Helmets PROTEC USES
Vest Extra sport USES
Safe strings - lives, kit of First Aid
Radios of communications Ultra-Motorola
And support car in the whole itinerary.
Minimum age: 5 years, accompanied for responsible.
WHAT TO TAKE: Bath clothes, suntan lotion and camera.
MODALITIES: Paddle and Warboat
It is arrived the hour of the descent. Dressing safety's equipments, lifejackets and helmets, the group receives the basic instructions for RAFTING. In the beginning, the river seems calm, but the course hides, in their almost 20 km, a lot of action and emotion. They are 17 excellent rapids.
The walk is not a simple river descent, to WORLD RIVER RAFTING it takes advantage each one of their waves, surfing with the boats, descends the rapids swim her, jumping of the high of the old bridge, finally, liberating adrenaline until the last drop.
After the descent, the group returns to the hotel to restore the energies, with a bath and a delicious one and it satiates meal of the typical food inhabitant of Minas Gerais. The hotel counts, still with parking, cavalcade, cart walk, walk, fishery in the lake and in the river, currau and stove to the firewood. A beautiful landscape.
OBS.: Descent for beginners, middlemen and advanced.
Rafting was discovered in 1869, when John Wesley Powel organized the first expedition in the river Colorado, USA, in boats with central oar. In the beginning the adventurers didn't possess any technique to maneuver their rigid boats in the rapids, and they had capotamento problems and shocks with stones.
In 1885, the adventurer Huckleberry Finn, of Mark Twain book, cried out: there is " no house as a raft " during a trip for the river Mississipi. In 1896, Nataniel Galloway revolutionized the rafting techniques putting the seat of the boat facing front facing the front rapids.
Finally in 1909 the first rafting trip was accomplished with commercial purpose, by Julio's Stone's Grand Canyon.
During the years 60 and 70 the sport went by a hibernation period, but in 1980 it appeared the boat " self bailer " that, ally to new lighter and resistant materials and new models, gave great pulse to Rafting. Today 5.000 rafting companies exist in the USA, and other 1.000 dispersed for the world. We also found a great number of people that possess their own boats and they go down rivers for every part.
In Brazil, the history of Rafting is much more recent. The first boats for rapids arrived in 1982, when it was set up the first Brazilian company, TY-Y Expedições, that in I begin operated in the South Paraíba river and Paraibuna river , both in Three Rivers (RJ). Some years later, in the end of 1993, Arpia, Aventur and World River Rafting appeared & Expeditions, today one of the largest companies of Rafting of Brazil. Starting from 1993 new companies appeared and today they exist more than 20 dispersed for Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Mato Grosso.
The chosen river could not stop being Paraibuna. It counts on professionals with more than 15 years of experience in practice of RAFTING, being the pioneers in the rapids of the Paraibuna river.
The walk begins with a coffee of the guile reinforced at the Hotel Fazenda, located the only 2 hours of Rio de Janeiro and 4 hours of Belo Horizonte. After the coffee of the guile, the group is driven for the embarkment.
Rafting: Pure adrenaline and a lot of safety.
Rafting begins to be discovered for the Brazilians - every day increases the number of apprentices in search of adventure and direct contact with the nature.
Classification of the rapids
Very easy rapids.
Easy rapids, however with light undulations.
Rapids with waves and more irregular ebbs demanding some experience in the maneuvers.
Very turbulent rapids - it requests a lot of ability, planning and can need rescue.
Extremely difficult rapids.
Extreme conditions with situation of permanent risk. It is not practiced commercially.
Information on Paraibuna Rio and Area.
Speed measured of the boats - Normal Level - 5 to 6 KM.
- Low level - 4 to 5 KM.
- Full level - 8 to 10 KM.
Descent time: 3 at 4 hours, depending on the level of the river.
Medium unevenness to put traveled KM: 8.5.
Number of rapids: 13 to 25.
Degree of technical difficulty: 3 and 4 (it limits of 06 degrees).
Name of the river: Paraibuna (In the indigenous language Darkens Water).
Extension of the river Paraibuna: 178 KM.
Location: Three Rivers.
Nascent: Mountain of Mantiqueira, Minas Gerais.
Medium depth: it varies from 4 to 30 m.
Main flowing: Rio Cágado.
makes border with the states of Minas Gerais (to the left) and Rio de Janeiro (to the right)
Coloration of the brown water is due to the high index pluviométrico that happens in the tropical and subtropical areas.
Medium temperature of the water: 22 degrees.
Fauna ictiológica: fish common of the fluminense rivers as: characins, barky, piaus, gold, tilápias, among others.
Other continuations faunísticos: amid the fauna of the area, pacas can be found, capybara, otter, armadillo, anteater, pig of the bush, among others.
Curiosities: in the itinerary of the rapids happens under two points of tourist and historical interest.
the) -Iron bridge: Built by English in 1866, for the connection of the states of Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro, inaugurated in 1867 and disabled in 1972.
- Headboard of the old Gold Road bridge: the first highway (and in that time the only) that tied the captaincy of Minas Gerais to Rio de Janeiro. It was built in 1745 (with slave work) and for it was transported in mule loins Mariana's gold, Sabará and Ouro Preto until Rio de Janeiro. For of there to proceed of ship for Portugal. This transport took 14 days and it was known as " Gold Road". The bridge that passes on the river Paraibuna was built in 1767 (before the crossing was made by barges). It was dynamited by the Disloyal Miners in 1789, in the Revolution of the Mining Disloyalty, in order to like this, to eliminate the only connection between Rio de Janeiro to Minas Gerais.